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Health Professions Education Research

​​​​​​​​​​Health Professions Education Research

Health Professions Education Research

The Education Research Team conducts, develops and applies findings from contemporary empirical research to aid policy advancement and meet various stakeholder goals across the NHG ecosystem. Taking a mixed-methods, multidisciplinary approach, our team collaborates with faculty, staff, and clinical teams across NHG to provide research support as well as the best evidence-based pedagogical and organisational interventions for patients, their families, and our care practitioners. Research areas include (but are not limited to) studies concerning curriculum, assessments, workplace-based learning, and learner and faculty experience.

Please contact for health professions education research and collaboration opportunities.

Themes of Interest for HPE research

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The themes of interest for the research projects are outlined below:

1. The Development of the Professional for Tomorro...

Relating to interventions for our learners, teaching innovations, creating the learning environment for the development of the PTH, and workplace-based learning.

Related Publication(s)
Title of Publication: Learning Experiences Of Adaptive Experts - A Reflexive Thematic Analysis

Author(s): Dr Joanne Kua (TTSH), Dr Winnie Teo (NHG) & Dr Lim Wee Shiong (TTSH)
Year: 2023

Abstract: Whilst adaptive experts have well-researched beliefs and attitudes towards learning, what is unclear are the interactions that occur within the learning environment that constitute their learning experiences. The practice of geriatric medicine emphasises the interdisciplinary care of complex frail older adults. Our study sets out to understand the learning experiences of adaptive experts in geriatric medicine by examining how interactions at the intra-personal, inter-personal and organisational levels contributed to the development of adaptive expertise.

To read more, please click here.

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2. Wellness for Our Staff and Our Learners

Highlighting what constitutes wellness and well-being, interventions for well-being and building resilience.

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3. Education Interventions to Support Patient Educ...

Bringing about patient-centered care and shared decision-making, instructional design for patient education, and supporting our healthcare professionals and learners to carry out patient education.

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4. Education Interventions to Support Care of the ...

Supporting our healthcare professionals and learners who are involved in the care of the elderly and vulnerable; facilitating the education of healthcare professionals and learners in palliative care.

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*The above examples are the focus areas of Group Education Research (but not limited to).
Please contact for health professions education research and collaboration opportunities.

Education Research Seminar Series

Humanity at the Heart of Healthcare

This seminar series considers the mobilisation of the arts, humanities, and social sciences in addressing pertinent issues within the healthcare ecosystem and the larger medical narrative. To register your interest for upcoming webinars
, please click here.

To view recordings of the past webinar, please visit our YouTube channel.

​Sponsorship for Health Professions Education Journal Publications

Group Education Research's sponsorship for education-related journal publications aims to provide support for our eligible NHG faculty/staff. The sponsorship covers the open access charges incurred by the authors, allowing research information to be freely available for all.  

NHG faculty / staff are encouraged to apply if their publication fulfils the following criteria:

  1. The standing of the journal. The manuscript must be published in a peer-reviewed journal of good standing.
  2. Alignment with NHG Group Education Research priorities (above).

For more information on the publication sponsorship policy for NHG faculty/ staff, and additional sponsorship criteria, please click here (only accessible via the NHG intranet). 

Education Research Themed Grant

The Education Research Themed Grant is a yearly fund that encourages Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Pre-Professional Education (PPE) faculty in NHG to undertake health professions education research projects aligned with our Education research themes. These projects help to strengthen and synergise current education research in NHG Group Education research priorities (above).

FY24 Awardees

​A/Prof Wong Teck Yee, Senior Consultant, Family Physician, (Continuing & Community Care), Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Title of Research: 
NHG Clinician-Educators’ Perceptions and Attitudes towards AI’s Potential Impact on their Roles as Clinical Educators and Readiness to Integrate AI into their Educational Activities and Teaching Methodologies: a Mixed Methods Study

​A/Prof Yip Chee Chew, Senior Consultant (Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Title of Research: 
1. Investigating Mental-Rehearsal’s Applicability in Guiding Independent E-learning (IMAGINE) Study - for Oculo-Motor Examination Skills in Physiotherapy
2. Nursing Students’ Insights on Learning an Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) through a Novel Training Blueprint, Designed using Four-Component-Instructional-Design (4C/ID)

​Dr Raphael Lee, Consultant (Palliative & Supportive Care), Woodlands Health

Title of Research: 
Harnessing Popular Culture in Palliative Care Education – Using a Drama Series to Reflect on Spirituality of the Older Adult 

​Dr Raymond Ng, Head & Senior Consultant (Palliative & Supportive Care), Woodlands Health

Title of Research: 
Feasibility, Acceptability and Effectiveness of Gaming Simulation Education in Teaching Doctors and Nurses Generalist Palliative Care Knowledge and Skills

​Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam, Senior Consultant (Orthopaedic Surgery), Yishun Health

Title of Research: 
A Mixed-Methods Study on the Impact of Generative AI Workshops on Healthcare Professionals’ Clinical Practice, Teaching, and Research

​Dr Benson Yeo, Consultant (Medical), National Skin Centre

Title of Research: 
Exploring the Healthcare Experiences of the Local Transgender Community

FY23 Awardees
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​Dr Puah Ser Hon, Consultant (Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine), Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Title of Research:
Evaluating self-efficacy on ventilator care management among internal medicine residents rotating through intensive care unit


​Dr Claude Jeffrey Renaud, Senior Consultant (Medicine), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Title of Research: 
Comparative determinants and impact of resilience and self-compassion on burnout among nephrologists and palliative care physicians

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​Dr Alfred Seng, Associate Consultant (Rehabilitation Medicine), Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Title of Research: 
A Qualitative Study on the Educational Needs of Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) Caring for Stroke Survivors Receiving Rehabilitation

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Ms Heidi Tan, Senior Principal Occupational Therapist (Occupational Therapy), Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Title of Research:
Evaluating the impact of a workplace interprofessional education programme on collaborative practice in a community health team

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​Mr Liu Lei, Nurse Educator (Nursing Training), Institute of Mental Health

Title of Research: 
Clinical supervision of mental health nurses: How is it manifested and what are its enablers and barriers?

To find out more about the Education Research Themed Grant, please click here. Click here to apply. (only accessible via the NHG intranet)

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